good morning, everybody, i'm thomas roberts. here's what's topping the news now. no relief today from the blistering heat wave that is putting a strain on people and power supplies in the middle of the country. get this, heat advisories are in effect from montana to illinois. on the east coast, new york, washington, philadelphia, they're all bracing for temperatures and humidity this week that will make it feel like it's in the triple digits. the weather channel's eric fisher is in the very, very, very hot minneapolis. so, eric, bring us up to speed because it's more than just hot there, it's becoming dangerous for people as well. >> reporter: it really is. you know, some people say it's summertime, i can deal with it.